Andamooka fossil Shell Opal, green pinfire, large opalised fossil sterling silver weave wire wrapped pendant



Australian shell Opal green sparkle Sterling pendant

A rare large 20 mm opalised shell from Andamooka, South Australia. It has beautiful pinprick green sparkles that run down one side, unfortunately difficult to show in photos. As with all opal, it is best viewed in direct light. I have wire wrapped it in Sterling silver wire and the finished pendant is 40 mm long. It comes gift boxed on a free silver plated chain. A very different and beautiful rare gemstone, totally unique.

Andamooka opal comes from a small outback town in South Australia. The work involved in mining this opal, the small field it comes from and the gorgeous results mean that it is a unique and more rare type of Australian opal. There is not much material coming from this field these days and therefore this type of opal is becoming more rare. It has ‘pinfire’ flash, little specks of colour in a host stone, and the greater the concentration the more brilliant the colour.